Back to Black

This exhibition  showcases some of the most rarely seen artworks in New Zealand.Back to Black is an exhibition with music and poetry at its heart. The Requiem Series of paintings from 1973-5 by Ralph Hotere were an elegy to the composer Tony Watson who died in 1973 and based on Verdi’s Requiem. In 1989 Hotere had designed a black New Zealand flag. Black is a dress-code in Aotearoa too; the exhibition will feature a range of selected garments from the ubiquitous black singlet made famous by Fred Dagg and painter Nigel Brown, to the All Black jersey and other sports uniforms in its many manifestations over the past century; to the urban-angst coolness of NOM*d.

Petrus VAN DER VELDEN – Girolamo NERLI – Colin McCAHON – Ralph HOTERE- Bill HAMMOND – Laurence ABERHART – Gretchen ALBRECHT – Alan BEKHUIS – Mark BRAUNIAS – Ben CAUCHI – Shane COTTON – Tony de LAUTOUR Thomas Louden DRUMMOND – Luise FONG – Tony FOMISON – Louise HENDERSON – Julian HOOPER – Philip TRUSTTUM – Fiona PARDINGTON – NOM*d and others.